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Florida Passes Bill To Arm School Teachers, Costing Taxpayers $67 Million

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Florida Passes Bill To Arm School Teachers, Costing Taxpayers $67 Million

On Wednesday, Florida lawmakers voted in favor of a bill that would allow some teachers to carry firearms in schools, according to the Sun-Sentinel.

The Florida House approved (67-50) SB 7026, which will allow the government to use $67 million to arm some school employees while offering $300 million for mental health, school safety, and security programs.

State Rep. Cynthia Stafford(D-Miami) voted against the program and said it was “dangerous.

“I want all students to be safe in school,” said Stafford. “I believe this is dangerous because there is an implicit bias against boys and girls of color.”

According to the report, the bill would also make purchasing a weapon harder by restricting purchases of firearms to those over 21-years-old and imposing a three-day waiting period.

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